I watched a 7 part series on the book of Daniel by Tim Warner of 4windsfellowships.net
During Session 7 Tim makes a great point on the issue of the what name is linked to 666 and how we can work out what is the name of the Antichrist.
Numerology & looking for secret meanings is pagan and God would not use such things to work out what name the number 666 relates.
God would not expect us to be Greek or Hebrew experts and know how to use Gematria which many have done. The bible was written for the common man. Furthermore, which language would we use? Hebrew or Greek or some other language? These produce so many different names and all have failed to work out the name.
God uses the Bible to interpret the bible and that is the case with the famous 666 in Revelation 13:18:-
Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.
John wasn’t like modern critics, he would consider the difference in number intentional. Experts in Hebrew Scripture will immediately recognize John’s riddle is a asymmetric Janus Parallelism(e.g. Gen. 6:3; 49:26; Ezek. 20:37; Dan. 11:35; Nah. 1:8.)
John gives three clues how 666 points to one name.
1) “Calculate the number” (666+1=667 Adonikam).
2) “Number of a man” (666 sons are “OF” the man Adonikam)
3) “His number is 666” (Only the man named Adonikam has 666 sons):
the sons of Adonikam, 666 (Ezr. 2:13 NAS)
the sons of Adonikam, 667 (Neh. 7:18 NAS)
What is further of interest is that the name means either “My Risen God” or “My Lord of Arising” and the Antichrist sees himself as God. Adonikam is in use today in the modern world.
The only “man’s name” in Scripture linked with 666 is “Adonikam“.
A friend asked, “wouldn’t the Antichrist change his name from Adonikam to hide his identity?” That would not be consistent with the character of the “little horn” who is so boastful against God (Dan. 7:8, 11, 20, 25; 8:9-11, 23-25; 11:36-37; 2 Thess. 2:4; Rev. 13:5-6). Its more likely, if Adonikam isn’t his birth name, that he would change it to “Adonikam” to boast he fulfills the prophecy of the Antichrist.
So could Adonikam be the antichrists name?